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People Under The Stairs Ready Album, Tour

South Central Los Angeles-based avant hip-hop team People Under The Stairs, the brainchild of producer/MC duo Thes One and Double K, have soaked up Southern California sun, soul, and psychedelic music and will release their next 20-track opus on September 30.

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  • 09/02/2008

Bass Reaction: Skream, Burial

Globetrotting dubstep ambassador Ollie Jones (a.k.a. Skream) has been busy on the buttons. The new Skreamizm Volume 5 EP drops soon and features “Filth,” “SimpleCity,” “OneForTheHeads…,” and the Winehouse remix, “Love Don’t Come Easily.” Also forthcoming is Skream’s new mix CD, Watch The Ride, with new Benga, Kutz, Seven, and Breakage tracks galore.

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  • 09/01/2008

More Artists Confirmed for CMJ

Time for another round of panels and performances. CMJ 2008, set to take place October 21 - 25, already announced an initial lineup earlier this month. Now, the festival has unveiled another round of artists to join the likes of AIDS Wolf, Crystal Castles, Gang Gang Dance, and others. Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tobacco, Talkdemonic, Late of the Pier, Fight Bite, Friendly Fires, and dozes of others listed below are slated to perform during the five-day festival. Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2008

The Streets Ready New Album

Mike Skinner's back, and it looks like he got all contemplative for his latest album, Everything is Borrowed, under his guise The Streets. According to a recent press release, "Skinner is contemplating the impermenant nature of life this time around. [He has] made a record to console the lonely and bring a smile to the saddest visage."

So no rapping about drinking too much brandy and bitching about camera phones?

In any case, pick up the new album on October 7 via Vice.

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  • 08/28/2008

Rafter Hosts Video Contest

So many ways to promote a new release these days, and since everyone on the face of the Earth owns a copy of Final Cut, why not hold a video contest right before your new EP drops? Read more » 

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  • 08/28/2008

Tilly and the Wall Ready Tour

With their latest album getting lots of love from the music world (despite it's not having an actual title and simply being referred to as "O"), Omaha's Tilly and the Wall will take their fun-loving tunes on the road for several dates with Brazilian dance-punkers CSS.

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  • 08/28/2008

Daedelus to Tour

Since it would appear to be the official Daedelus week here on XLR8R.com, we're just going to go ahead and keep posting information on the L.A.-based producer, innovator, and lover of all things Victorian. Next up, he'll get out of that rocking chair, pack up the gear, and head out on a tour of North America that kicks off at the beginning of September. Read more » 

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  • 08/27/2008

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